Kia ora koutou,
In this weeks pānui we have updates on the following:
Annual General Meeting
Dome Valley Landfill - Plan Change
Opportunities - Situations Vacant
Opportunities - Expressions of Interest
Out & About - Lockdown Diaries
Tāmaki Auckland remains at Alert Level 4 whilst the rest of Aotearoa is at Alert Level 2.
The Delta variant of COVID-19 is more infectious and moves faster, so we all need to take further precautions to keep safe.
This means wearing face coverings, keeping a record of visits, and maintaining physical distance of at least 2-meters when outside the whare.
We also need to keep up our tikanga hauora, including washing our hands, coughing or sneezing into our elbows, and regularly cleaning surfaces.
If you're mauiui, please stay home. If you have cold, flu, or COVID symptoms, please call your health provider or Healthline and ask about getting tested.
More information about Alert Levels is available on the Unite Against COVID website.
The Ngāti Manuhiri Settlement Trust previously had funding support from the Ministry of Social Development but this year the criteria has changed and they are focussing more on larger iwi groups.
There are support and services available in Aotearoa, we have listed some below:
Free call or text 1737 any time for support from a trained counsellor
Lifeline 0800 543 354 or 09 522 2999 or free text 4357 (HELP)
Suicide Prevention Helpline 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOK0)
Youthline 0800 376 633 or free text 234
Samaritans 0800 726 666
Auckland City Mission
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING:
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Ngāti Manuhiri Settlement Trust and presentation of The Annual Report for the period 2018 - 2019 will be held on:
Thursday 30 September 2021 at 6:00pm (NZ Time) online via Zoom.
To receive the Zoom link and vote on the resolutions, ALL registered members of the Ngāti Manuhiri Settlement Trust will need to pre-register before 5:00pm on Wednesday 29th September 2021, by completing the simple form below or by sending your email details to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Important: You must be a registered member of the Ngāti Manuhiri Settlement Trust to attend the AGM.
For all information regarding the AGM, please visit ngatimanuhiri.iwi.nz/agm
UPDATE: DECISION ON SUBMISSIONS TO PROPOSED PLAN CHANGE 42 (PRIVATE): AUCKLAND REGIONAL LANDFILL (WAYBY VALLEY)
The Ngati Manuhiri Settlement Trust was notified on Friday that we have been successful in our application to oppose the plan change that would have made the proposed landfill an appropriate development.
Ngati Manuhiri invested significantly in this opposition and we are happy and relieved to be successful. We all need to be aware that the battle is not over as the resource consent for the landfill was granted and the Settlement Trust is opposing the consent in the Environment Court. This decision rejecting an application will be extremely helpful in terms of our opposition to become a dumping ground for Auckland.
Decision available on Council website: https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/plans-projects-policies-reports-bylaws/our-plans-strategies/unitary-plan/auckland-unitary-plan-modifications/Pages/details.aspx?UnitaryPlanId=64
Resource Management Unit Officer - Te Taiao
The Ngāti Manuhiri Settlement Trust is looking for someone who is passionate about the environment to join our Te Taiao team. We offer a great working environment, competitive salary, and amazing opportunity to work in Te Taiao and contribute to conservation.
For more information an to apply:
Applications close: 23-September-2021
Marine Ranger - Te Papa Atawhai, Department of Conservation
Te Papa Atawhai has 2 fixed-term Ranger positions from 15 November 2021 to 06 March 2022 roles are to be based in "Goat Island Bay" and Long Bay, the Long Bay Ranger will be required to live onsite.
The tasks include:
Welcoming visitors and advocating marine reserves
Compliance monitoring –Respond, if necessary and safe to any illegal activity or outside reports of offending
Working with other external agencies for overall compliance
Beach rubbish cleaning
Setting out footpath signs on the beach at mid-low tide to remind/educate people of the marine reserve
For more information or to apply:
Applications close: 20-September-2021
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
Eke Panuku: Mana Whenua designer/artist for Waiapu Presinct
Auckland Council's Eke Panuku has identified the Waiapu Precinct as a key regeneration site with potential for mixed-use development to bring a mix of activities, enterprise, and interest into the centre of Onehunga.
The selected artist will work collaboratively with Resilio Studio to design the public realm in alignment with the masterplan key moves and integrate the cultural mapping, themes, and narratives developed with mana whenua to date.
Click below for full details:
There has been a lot of wildlife activity the past few weeks and we thought we would share some of the awesome photo's and video's shared in the local community.
Pod of Orca's visiting Omaha Estuary
Seal pup relaxing on Snells Beach
Read more here: https://snellsconservation.wixsite.com/my-site/post/subantarctic-visitor-to-snells-beach-7-september-2021